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Salt of This Sea November 17, 2008

Salt of This Sea is Palestine’s 2009 Academy Awards official submission to the Foreign-Language Film category.  It’s directed by Annemarie Jacir and stars Suheir Hammad, the well known Palestinian-American poet, as a woman who goes back to Palestine to reclaim her grandfather’s savings that were frozen in a bank in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948.

This film has been roaming around the festival circuit but I don’t believe it’s been picked up for a wider release.   Hopefully it does gain some traction here in the US.


One Response to “Salt of This Sea”

  1. Hana Says:

    I love this chicks poetry ! And i would love to see this movie. Pretty interesting stuff !

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